This may come as a surprise to most, but as long as you have the right people backing you, the rules for a Nobel prize nomination are relatively loose.
Earlier this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in also supported Trump receiving the prize for his work to resolve the Korean crisis.
Moon also always been a supporter of Trump's efforts to end the Korean crisis, stating Trump "deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks" and "it could be a resulting work of the US -led sanctions and pressure".
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins has joined 17 others in Congress in nominating President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize because of his work to ease nuclear tensions with North Korea.
President Trump and Kim Jong Un are planning to meet with one another in upcoming weeks.
That said, many are also pointing out that the collapse of North Korea's nuclear test site probably had some influence on North Korea's announcements.
But backers occasionally reveal their choice of nomination for the award, as is the case with Trump's 2019 recommendation.
That hasn't stopped Trump or some of his supporters from taking up the idea with gusto. "And maybe it won't", Trump has said. "I want to get peace". "But the main thing is to get it done". "If we don't think that it's going to be more effective, we'll not have it", the president said of the summit with Kim.
Fans at a rally in Michigan Saturday rewarded Trump's efforts with chants of "Nobel, Nobel, Nobel", much to the president's delight. "It's because the last American president they didn't like won one in his first year on the job just for showing up".
On both sides of the United States political divide, the reasoning can border on the absurd, with one camp asserting that Trump played no part in the ongoing detente on the Korean peninsula, while the other attributes it exclusively to his intervention.
Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland presents President Barack Obama with the Nobel Prize medal and diploma during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Raadhuset Main Hall at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009. The lawmakers who signed the letter are among the most conservative in the House.